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Benchbooks and Other Stuff to Help Pro Se Litigants

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I think this one covers all states

http://www.nfpcar.org/Legal/bench/index.htm

Thanks Tootsie...I've come across the site you listed many times. Unfortunately, as the name indicates, it's more of a site dedicated to family law,custody,and juvenile law benchbooks. It also doesn't appear to be very updated as many of the states have nothing listed when I know for a fact there are many family law/custody related benchbooks for those states.

Certainly a good site for anyone dealing with family law or custody issues.

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Here are some links to some Arkansas benchbooks that may be useful:

http://contentdm.ncsconline.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/judicial&CISOPTR=50

http://courts.state.ar.us/judicial_education/publications.cfm

You can even see some live streaming or archived oral arguments from the Arkansas Supreme Court. Might not be all that useful, but interesting none the less!:

http://arkansas-sc.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2

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Here is a link to some judge specific benchbooks for Wyoming District Court Judges. They are sort of a Q and A format on the judge's basic preferences and protocols so they may not be all that useful...but still could be worth a look:

http://wyomingbar.org/benchbooks/index.html

More of the same for Wyoming Circuit Court Judges:

http://wyomingbar.org/benchbooks/circuit_courts.html

Here are a few other potentially useful links for Wyoming I came across:

http://wyomingbar.org/resources/category.html

Wyoming Benchbook for Judges of Courts of limited Jurisdiction 1991 http://www.wymc.net/docs/1991BenchBook.pdf

Wyoming Municipal Court Benchbook:

http://www.wymc.net/docs/2009Benchbookcompiled5.pdf

Wyoming Civil Jury Instructions 1991:

http://www.wymc.net/docs/CivliJuryBenchbook99.pdf

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Federal Practice manual for Legal Aid Attorneys

http://www.federalpracticemanual.org/node/3

Another thatmight have some information

http://www.sado.org/selfhelp.htm

MICHIGAN IN PRO PER MANUALS

http://coa.courts.mi.gov/clerkoffice/ppmanual.htm

OTHER PRO SE RESOURCES

http://www.fear.org/legalhlp.html

Edited by antiquedave

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Federal Practice manual for Legal Aid Attorneys

http://www.federalpracticemanual.org/node/3

Another thatmight have some information

http://www.sado.org/selfhelp.htm

MICHIGAN IN PRO PER MANUALS

http://coa.courts.mi.gov/clerkoffice/ppmanual.htm

OTHER PRO SE RESOURCES

http://www.fear.org/legalhlp.html

Awsome...Thanks dave!

I saw the Michigan Appeals Court manual awhile ago and forgot all about it! Thanks again!

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INDIANA Benhbooks and other resources:

Here is a list of links to some Indiana Benchbooks. Again of course the one that would be most valuable to most visitors (civil benchbook) is missing. However there is still a TON of great useful information here. This site includes small claims benchbooks and much more.

http://www.in.gov/judiciary/center/pubs/benchbooks/

The Indiana Trial Court Administration Manual is aimed toward providing general procedural and administration info for court clerks and trial judges. It can be equally valuable for explaining much of the legal process for the pro se. It explains things like what documents get filed with the court, when they get filed, and much more:

http://www.in.gov/judiciary/admin/pubs/trial-court/index.html

The Indiana Self-Service Legal Center site provides some great pro se information:

http://www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/

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These should help out lots of folks. Way to go SDJ and antiquedave...

My only suggestion would be to consolidate all of the links (grouped by state) in the first post. The thread is short now, but I imagine there will be many additions to the current information.

On that note, I am doing lots of research for my Michigan case(s), and will share any new sources of online information I can find.

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These should help out lots of folks. Way to go SDJ and antiquedave...

My only suggestion would be to consolidate all of the links (grouped by state) in the first post. The thread is short now, but I imagine there will be many additions to the current information.

I'm sure at some point in the future we'll need to do some housekeeping!

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Wow, this was a really great idea... I haven't been able to find a bench book for Ohio, has anyone run across one?

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Woah, I think I hit the jackpot.

Took a verbatim phrase from one of the Michigan PDFs SDJames posted and did a search.

michigan civil < $25,000

I would suggest this exact phrase (include the dollar sign) when searching for any state. I got 90% .gov hits.

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I know I'm WAY late on this one, however tried to search for NC and had no luck! Does anyone have any info. and/or links for fighting a default judgement (CC debt-over $17k?)

Looking into how on earth (& heaven too) I can possibly get this vacated or even set aside at this point! Working on a post to explain this mess. Thank You!

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TCPA RESOURCES

 

www.tcpalaw.com  The definitive source of TCPA law.  Part of the site is free; for full access you will need a subscription.

 

www.burrtcpa.com  Run by the law furm of Burr and Forman, this is a free site that discusses recent TCPA decisions.  I

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The Colorado Jury Instruction book is a great wealth of info! It is cut and dry as far as the elements you need for various issues. From what I have found you have to buy it- i got an old copy off ofamazon for $24

 

Here is a free downloadable one for the State of California-

 

http://www.juryinstructions.ca8.uscourts.gov/civil_manual_2012.pdf

 

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